Win Any Argument With God`s Wheel of Power [Pic]

Submitted by: Fancys_Asst 7 years ago in Misc

Ahhhh, so that"s how the Christians do it.
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Male 161
Wow I hate post`s like this. It causes so many uprises
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Female 236
Lerie wasn`t tryign to compare the two i don`t think. Atheists get offended too easily. If you want to reprove theories in science that were once proven to be right even though new proof disprooves the old, it creates separate schools of science.

People said columbus was an idiot for thinking the world was round.

Science is what it is and religion is what it is too.

Oh, and, Arguing on the internat is for losers. I`ll bet Lerie never reads your posts.

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Male 1,089
well its clear that religion is the only thing stopping you from going u know what f_uck it im lighting that pile of orphans on fire. i mean death sentence isnt really eternal damnnation and science is the only thing stopping us from being in the middle ages so a mix is best.
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Female 52
Lol. XD I`m not atheist, but that was still very funny.
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Male 12,138
Bob, Ferdy, I trust that I may have just scored the winning goal for the atheists, seconds away from full time. Back to you guys in the hustings...
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Female 52
Thank you, davymid. Science is a collection of actual, proven facts. You can in no way compare it to the mythological dribble of any religion.
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Male 12,138
lerie, with all due respect, you have no idea how science works, do you? Here`s a hint:

Christianity: based on a bronze-age book of fables. One source. Unchallengable, infallible, perfect. In simple terms, observed phenomena must fit the theory.

Science: Let`s throw it out to the peer-reviewed international community, and if it`s repeatable, sensible and predictive, we`ll adopt it as science. By concensus. In simple terms,theories must fit the observed phenomena.

As a professional scientist, I find your labelling of science as a new religion to be anathema. We do things very differently to the way religion does things, you`ll find.

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Female 1,264
Replace "God" with "the scientists" and "bible" with "science journal" and you`ll also understand how difficult it is to publish creative papers about new and relevant theories and experiments in journals.

Science, my dears, is the new christianity.

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Male 228
God is all-powerful and all-knowing. When God created me, he knew everything I would ever do in my lifetime. He knew, when he made me whether I was destined for heaven, or an eternity of pain and suffering. He knew I would burn in hell, yet he made me anyway. He created me to suffer. drat him.
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Male 101
wow. someone mocking christians. originality at its finest! find a hobby pertinent to society.
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Male 90
@overmann
about religion having origins in deep seated ingnorance of weather phenomenon, you`re probably right
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Female 180
Haha, that`s good.
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Male 564
I hope I wasn`t the one to start all of this with my previous comment :/

BUUUUUUUTTT, since we`re in this and no one cares about my opinions, I`ll say it anyway.

If God (or G-d as my religion would tell me) decides not to help me in my daily or weekly life, then I wont help him in his daily weekly life. I`ll rely on science until I`m on my deathbed and staring down heaven/hell/neither. THEN I`ll know what to believe in.

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Male 4,290
[quote]On a late note, quickly looking at the battlefield, the Believers took a early advantage, but the Non`s pushed back the line, and then the Trolls came rushing down the hill, and it became quite ugly...I say its a tie right now[/quote]

Absolutely right Fred. A late development, the theists scored a bit of an own goal when one of them put forth Pascal`s Wager, but the atheists` side was let down by several of their number promoting "a basic knowledge of science" while simultaneously recommending carbon dating for artifacts several orders of magnitude older than its useful limit.

Some mistakes made here by both sides, and at this point it could go either way.
Back to you in the studio Fred.

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Male 13,630
Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
5004 Posts Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:51:46 PM
God I love IAB religious debates

Has anyone won yet?
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On a late note, quickly looking at the battlefield, the Believers took a early advantage, but the Non`s pushed back the line, and then the Trolls came rushing down the hill, and it became quite ugly...I say its a tie right now

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Male 2,605
"Times I`ve seen a Christian make this argument: ~10."

It`s not so much an argument verbally made but rather an argument assumed sound by Christians when they call upon the Bible for support. Go ahead: ask a few Christians why they feel anything written in the Bible has any credibility at all and note their response.

By the way, were you able to read my last post addressed to you in the `Intelligent Design Zoo` thread, Baalthazaq? I asked a question for which I`m still eagerly anticipating a response.

On a side note, it`s odd how pictures of the sky are usually associated with religious themes. It`s a gimmick that I bet has deeply embedded roots in early human psychology after witnessing weather hazards such as lightning and hurricanes. Does religion have its origins in a deep-seated ignorance of weather phenomenon?

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Male 2,220
noggin1 : Your quite write about the use of you`re/your. And yes, the wheel . obviously. and *I am* a douche bag.. silly me.

Is their a wheel for the Koran as well?

;)

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Female 1,697
Hahahha this reminds me of a south park episode... the one about the mormons and smith, gosh I love that show, but sometimetimes reality can be stranger than fiction.
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Male 72
>>> Question for the believers - how do you know you`re religion, which probably is the one you grew up with, is *the* right one?

Two things.
1. It is "your" not "your`re"
2. Take a look at the damn wheel you douche bag. That is how I know.

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Male 2,220
Question for the believers - how do you know you`re religion, which probably is the one you grew up with, is *the* right one?
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Male 4,546
Times I`ve seen people accuse Christians of this: ~2000.

Times I`ve seen people accuse a Christian of this circular logic: ~1000.

Times I`ve seen a Christian make this argument: ~10.

Hell I`ve seen debates about the Bible with Atheists insisting the Bible cannot be mentioned or else it`s circular logic.

What things like this do, is arm the ignorant with an argument. This is why you have people who have no knowledge of theology trying and failing to win a debate, by repeating ad infinitum "Strawman", or "Circular Reasoning" or etc, whether it applies or not.

Then again, indoctrination and memorizing arguments rather than understanding seems to be more than satisfactory for some.

In fact, lets draw up an alternative to the picture shall we?

State the Problem of Evil argument -> Ignore responses -> Repeat.

"Can God make a mountain he can`t lift?" -> Ignore responses -> Repeat.

Really? This is IAB worthy?

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Male 17,512
davymid: When I was referring to the "extremely small" it`s relating to the sub-atomic. Even the sub-atomic science doesn`t fit well with the molecular science of Einstein. E=MC2 was proven and is usable. Dark matter, Dark energy, Higgs-Boson, and String theory are not and may never be.
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Male 70
"Explain why any "perfect" and "loving" being would create humans that were bound to act up and then punish them for eternity when they do."

Ok well, punishment is punishmet... if you do something bad, you get punished... Christians believe that God is all loving... but the thing is *in our free will* we chose to disobey him and do our own thing... so therefore he brought J.C. do come and die and take our sins... and God said that you can be redeemed simply by accepting Him... so therefore, if you dont, *thats* where the punishment comes in... which just so happens to be, yes, eternal.

look it sounds harsh, but Christians *do* believe that there is hope through Jesus Christ.

if you want some more info:

http://www.christiananswers.net/

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Male 1,265
Oh, by the way, blood.

In simpler, smaller organisms you don`t need a heart to transport nutrients and oxygen.

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Male 1,265
Zerro: I`m sure an evolutionary biologist would be able to shed some light on your question.

Just because someone doesn`t believe in God doesn`t mean they automatically have a PhD in any given subject; nor does it mean they think they do.

But faced with a choice between believing a fantasy created by ignorant knowledge-lacking bronze-age farmers, or believing a team of genius scientists who have devoted n-amount of time into one particular field, I know I`ll take the scientists.

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Male 413
People seem to have mistaken IAB for a serious debating forum again..will you ever learn
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Male 160
no one can win
you cant prove Christianity true or false since there is no relevant scientific data
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Male 8,302
God I love IAB religious debates :-)

Has anyone won yet?

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Female 427
Yay. I`m a pagan.
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Male 160
Zerro
What about Evolutionist`s answer to everything?

Q: "What evolved first? The heart, veins, arteries or blood?"
A: "I`m not an expert. I don`t have all the answers. Sorry..."

Please have at least a basic understanding of what your talking about before opening your mouth. Thanks.

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Male 626
What about Evolutionist`s answer to everything?


Q: "What evolved first? The heart, veins, arteries or blood?"

A: "I`m not an expert. I don`t have all the answers. Sorry..."

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Male 21
BadFiend: What`s funny is, you think that you`re a part of some group because right now in your life you `believe` you`re atheist. You think it makes you edgy and unique, especially with your locale, but it actually makes you more laughable that FlamedNight. At least he`s delusional, you just want to believe you might be smarter than someone else. You probably aren`t, at least not until you grow up to learn that someone somewhere, if not everyone will hate you, what you do, and what you believe or don`t believe in. The funniest thing? How irritated you`ve become :)
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Male 42
So I`m really sick and tired of the "casual Christian" who doesn`t hate anybody and only believes the pretty, nice parts of the Bible. That`s not the part that bothers me so much as when they say things like "I don`t understand why atheists hate all Christians" First off, that statement is full of classic Christ-like hypocrisy. Second, what if I told you I`m a Nazi, but not the kind of Nazi that hates Jews and Gypsies and all that, just a Nazi who sort of liked Hitler, thought he was a nice guy you know. Oh sure he could do a mean hate speech, but he was very polite. Well you would likely (making the unsafe assumption that you are sane here) tell me thats dumb and I too am dumb. I don`t feel my point needs stating here. Also I made a new E-mail account so I could make an IAB account, so I could tell you all how silly you are. (That`d be the Christians I`m talking to here.)
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Male 367
For some reason I kind of get off on these flame wars. . . Random: Two condoms walk past a gay bar, one turns to the other and says "Wanna go in and get poo-faced?"
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Male 336
"God gave us free will. He didn`t want to have people that were perfect in every way. He wants us to CHOOSE to follow him."

God gives people the same "freewill" that people have in North Korea.

Explain why any "perfect" and "loving" being would create humans that were bound to act up and then punish them for eternity when they do.

Not only that, but this being is so egotistical that not believing in something this creator has left absolutely no evidence for is a damnable offense.

So much for free will.

PS: where did God come from exactly? Saying he is eternal is a cop out because one could say the same about the universe or something else outside the universe without independent thought.

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Male 21
FlamedNight: What`s funny is, you`re asking people in the comments section of an IAB post about questions of the universe because, like everything else in your life, you try as little as possible. I think it`s hilarious how you`ll never achieve anything, and are even more deluded than most 13-17 year olds because you believe that Hogwarts is real. Oh wait, Bible? Even more hilarious. I respect you less now. Enjoy failure :)
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Male 395
Isobel:

God gave us free will. He didn`t want to have people that were perfect in every way. He wants us to CHOOSE to follow him.

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Male 395
Earlyman: There are no strippers or whisky in Hell. Only eternal suffering and torture.
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Male 367
Can`t we all just get along? People believe what they want to. You can call them names all you want but in the end, nobody knows the truth for sure. Nothing scares people more than the unknown, that`s why we argue over it.
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Male 395
You really believe we were made by accident? Don`t you think there would be other life in the universe? So where did mass come from? Or space?
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Male 164
PS I know i am going to hell, that`s where all the whiskey is, and strippers too.}-)
o:-)
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Male 4,793
surely christians see why their and all religions are retarded? oh wait, i forgot every christian is a fackin tard.
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Male 164
Oh how I love these arguments. Don`t you Overmann.
:-) Although I do love the quote"You don`t believe in god but you will put your faith into complex equations that cannot be proved yet you can`t have faith in god. Hmm" I love to stir.
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Male 29
Let me pose this question to all you non-Christians then: If God doesn`t exist and therefore didn`t create us and we`re all just random accidents, then none of this really matters so why are you arguing in the first place?
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Male 2,605
"But,we will see one day who was true and who wasnt,and if im wrong and there is nothing and i was believing a lie,i have nothing to lose at all
but if you are the one is wrong,you will be in Hell for all eternity"

I`ve not the patience or demeanor to go into another explanation for why Pascal`s Wager (what you are stating) is flawed, but you can freely look it up for yourself in the interest of critically evaluating your beliefs, XxSephxX. Go to Google and type in `Flaws in Pascal`s Wager` or something similar and you`re sure to find the results at least informative.

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Male 2,605
Does anyone really need any more concrete proof that Christianity is a death cult than the testimony of its own adherents?
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Male 39
overmann
you do have good points,points to which i cannot answer.
but,i am saved and i know there is a God even though i can`t explain it.
most likely there is a few others who know what i am talking about the assurance i get from being saved,They may be too scared to speak up however.
But,we will see one day who was true and who wasnt,and if im wrong and there is nothing and i was believing a lie,i have nothing to lose at all
but if you are the one is wrong,you will be in Hell for all eternity
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Male 617
are you two really going to argue religion over a comedic post on a time-waster website? seriously? both of you are lame.

PS: creationism just seems more likely to me. KJV FTW.

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Male 367
I`ll just put in my two cents as long as everyone else is: In 100 years you and everyone you know will be dead. What you believe now doesn`t really matter. There`s no point in arguing meaning or philosophy over the internet (like I am, yes, I`m a hypocrite). And in my opinion almost every human being, regardless of religion, deserves a horrible fate. But that`s just me, so yeah. I consider myself a Christian nihilist. Figure that one out.
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Female 245
I don`t believe in God, but let`s just say that God exist and created earth. Why should I be sorry for my sins when:
1) God created the Paradise, including the snake and the infamous tree.
2) God created Adam and Eve (and all other people)
So, if everything is created by God, all the evil in this world IS GOD`S FAULT! I didn`t wish to be born, I didn`t eat any forbidden fruits, my "sins" are not my fault. -> God is unjust, and not worth worshiping.
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Male 2,605
"also God has always been"

If you make that allowance, then why not dismiss the notion of God (for which there is no evidence) and extend the allowance to the existence of the universe (or at least its precursor, whatever it may have been)? God is simply not necessarily if we can claim the universe (define it as you will) has always existed.

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Male 2,605
"if only u could talk with some people i know it would be interesting"

Thanks, but I`ve already had encounters with the religious and I know precisely how educational they end up turning out.

"i am jus using my knowledge i have so far to defend my beliefs even if i make a fool of myself."

May I make an open suggestion? Don`t use your existing knowledge to defend beliefs before you`ve put them to a rigorous investigation. Beliefs that are worth keeping are beliefs that are worth testing. If you don`t care whether your beliefs are true - if you don`t really care whether God exists or not, or whether there is a soul or not - then that is your prerogative, but if you want to claim that yes, you *do* care about the truth value of your beliefs, then act like it and avoid being branded a hypocrite.

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Female 1,004
XxSephxX, I would like you to see this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwyZ0ji1G...
That is probably the only way anyone on here can argue with the likes of you. Anyone trying to make points would just have their head explode.
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Male 736
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Male 39
also overmann,what we are taught from our birth till now will greatly affect how we believe.also God has always been
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Male 39
@overmann
i am saved and fully believe in God`s Word,yet i dont study it enough along with these other beliefs so i can come up with a better arguement,i am jus using my knowledge i have so far to defend my beliefs even if i make a fool of myself. if only u could talk with some people i know it would be interesting
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Male 2,605
"and i find it FAR more believable that God created the entire universe then the Big Bang or evolution,its jus absurd really"

I find just the opposite. Any being complex enough to create life would have to be at least as complex, and so God explains nothing. Where did God come from, by the way?

"Maybe its because humans are too prideful to admit they are sinners who deserve death and arent deserving of ANYTHING"

Wow. This is really horrifying stuff you`re saying. Actually, I`m speechless. You are perhaps too far gone.

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Male 39
Also,if you want to read a Bible,choose the 16:11 King James Bible,not any of those edited bibles.

and some "Christians preachers" are only wanting your money because they are greedy fake fools.
and i find it FAR more believable that God created the entire universe then the Big Bang or evolution,its jus absurd really
Maybe its because humans are too prideful to admit they are sinners who deserve death and arent deserving of ANYTHING yet God still loves us and wants us to believe on him and accept him to come into our hearts and cleanse us,yet people turn him away despite all of the mercy he has given us.

remember,it is all an act of faith

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Male 2,605
"there is no Scientific evidence to prove anything."

That`s a pretty bold claim to make, one I`m not sure you`re educated enough to grasp the significance of. Son, science is the best method we have of learning about the natural world. Probably the worst method is taking everything your parents\authority figures tell you for granted without critically evaluating what they`re saying with your *own* mind. It wouldn`t take much for you to look up a scientific experiment on-line, one which you can easily carry out yourself with household materials, and see that the conclusions made are supported by actual data.

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Male 2,605
"How can one convince a person that an argument containing a logical fallacy is a bad one?"

Laugh at them. Then convince anyone else who will listen. Remember that we don`t really care what fundamentalists believe, but we do care about the thoughts of those who are listening to the spectacle.

"Why do you even care if you don`t believe in any of that?"

Because the main concern is not based in belief but rather in the very tangible effects the belief has on your and others` behavior and good will. While I don`t care about the beliefs, I care about the effect those beliefs have on people, because beliefs inform actions.

"also believing in evolution... is an act of FAITH"

Bullsh*t. I can explain to you exactly why evolution must be true, but I don`t suspect you have much knowledge of DNA synthesis and so you would be unable to appreciate my argument.

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Male 39
When people get saved,if you have ever seen it,their WHOLE LIFE gets changed if they actually did get saved.explain
BC=Before Christ...explain that one
also believing in evolution,God,or other religions is an act of FAITH. there is no Scientific evidence to prove anything.science does NOT hold all the answers to the world.
and true christian people are the most joyful people you can know,which TRUE joy can only come from God.
Also God doesnt send ANYONE to Hell,you send YOURSELF to Hell because God has given you your own free will.he gives you the choice of what you want to do with your life.

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Male 29
But I guess you were too busy being ignorant to realize that.
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Male 29
almightybob1 "It`s funny how you guys always fall back on that. Please, enlighten me as to how the context makes these words any different."

Well, if you`d read the whole passage and have any idea what`s going on, you`d understand.

Verse 17: He`s telling the people that he`s not come to create a new government and overthrow the Romans like everyone thought the Messiah was going to do. He`s come to fullfill prophesy.

Verse 18: You should continue living under the rule of people God has allowed to rule over you until the day comes that Christ comes back and creates a new heaven and earth.

Verse 19: Don`t tell others to disobey. Obey the earthly laws.

Verse 20: Here Jesus puts down the pharasees because they thought they were the best, religiously. So he says that unless you can uphold the law better then them, who focus on nothing else and still fall short, then it doesn`t matter. Basically saying that you can`t get to heaven by works.

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Male 3,755
Replace "the" with "some" and you may be getting somewhere.

[email protected] who mock others for their beliefs

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Male 1,666
"and how can a book written 2000 years after the person involved died."

I`m gonna go ahead and say that your math is off, and that the bible wasn`t written 20 years and a few months in the future.

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Male 976
"fatphil - Little touchy. guess this joke on christianity is shoving God down your throat too huh? Here is something to really chap your glutes. The Bible says that all the creations that man Claims to have come up with through science actually only came from GOD himself. so man didnt Invent nothing under the sun. God alone gave him the idea. Hows that make you feel?"

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Male 1,918
This is the christian argument
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Male 268
hey fatpill explain this for me how is a religion only a few thousand of years old and has caused wars better than a religion which says that there is good and bad in each and has never had a war fought over it. and how can a book written 2000 years after the person involved died. also how can a person who turned stone into bread and water into wine not get his f*ing azz off two hunks of wood strapped together. SOMEBODY ANSWER ME THAT SH*T!!!!
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Male 820
I`m a Deist, I choose to believe that something outside this universe kicked this universe into reality, then stepped back, and watched everything play out.

but still, it amazes me that the god of the bible is intelligent enough to create the universe with his voice, but is childish enough to damn people to hell forever if they don`t worship him.

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Male 12,138
"DANG DAVYMID!!!!!!!!

Little touchy. guess this joke on christianity is shoving God down your throat too huh? Here is something to really chap your glutes. The Bible says [blahblahblahetc] God alone gave him the idea. Hows that make you feel?"

Unappreciated, frankly. If God exists, he`s a freeloading dick.

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Male 4,290
"I never see site with atheist explaining their beliefs"

That`s because there`s no set of beliefs that define atheism. Atheism has to do with one thing and one thing only - lack of belief in a god. It doesn`t tell you anything about what they do believe, unlike with a theist (well, what they should believe if they follow their own teachings).

Basically, if you ask someone "do you believe in a god?" and they say anything other than "yes", they`re an atheist - they lack belief in a god. If they answer "yes", they are a theist - they have belief in a god.

And just because the Bible says that God gave men scientific understanding, doesn`t make it so. The Bible also talks about unicorns.

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Female 1,004
"so man didnt Invent nothing under the sun"
Really? So we must`ve invented everything, since we didn`t invent nothing. :P
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Male 256
DANG DAVYMID!!!!!!!!

Little touchy. guess this joke on christianity is shoving God down your throat too huh? Here is something to really chap your glutes. The Bible says that all the creations that man Claims to have come up with through science actually only came from GOD himself. so man didnt Invent nothing under the sun. God alone gave him the idea. Hows that make you feel?

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Male 256
you know all the non-believers are always saying how Christians are shoving God down their throat. that simply is the other way around. I never see site with atheist explaining their beliefs. What gives, your complaining about complaining it seems. you know the road to insanity is repeating the same thing over and over again each time expecting a different result
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Male 256
I Dont get it, is there a joke here. I am missing it. this joke is like ooooo look that wheel is rolling aaaahhhh ha ha ha ha ha haaaaa. whats the joke about fact
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Male 70
hmm, there are a lot of christian apologist sites which explain those questions... so no, i dont think this is a good way to sum up how Christians do it.
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Male 12,138
[quote]Bottom line.. there are two sciences.

Practical usable science which is established and no one disputes, And the philosophical imaginary science of the extremely small and large. [/quote]

Science is Science, Crakr. Try preaching your two-tiered approach of science to the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Those civilians found out the hard way about the extremely small and large.

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Female 15,763
Imperfect things are not useless. Science does not claim to explain everything. It doesn`t even claim to EVER be able to explain everything. That`s the beauty of it, the constant search and discovery and self-correction.
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Male 15
Atheist, meet Theist. Now fight to the death for my entertainment. >:)
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Male 61
Lionhart: Carbon dating.
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Male 12,138
[quote]A practical unified field theory is unattainable[/quote]

Crakr, with respect, I refer you to my previous quote from Mr. Darwin. There are those of us who won`t give up.

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Male 310
dooosh
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Male 106
Balls.
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Male 599
omg guys... please dont post stuff like this.. the trolls just savagely maim the comments section
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Male 17,512
No matter how big a mathematical hammer you use you can`t fit a square universe into a round atomic nucleus
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Male 17,512
Bottom line.. there are two sciences.

Practical usable science which is established and no one disputes, And the philosophical imaginary science of the extremely small and large.

A practical unified field theory is unattainable, The ones that`ve been proposed have bent and twisted the math so much that it`s unbelievably complicated.

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Male 2,576
Quth "But I`m not Too screwed up"

Yet Screwed up enough to believe in the Bible...

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Male 12,138
Science starts from a much more noble and humanistic starting point of "You know what? We know f*ck all. Let`s try to figure this sh*t out." Science is a blank page. I like that. That is the foundation of the scientific method. The same scientific method that enables us all to type away on our plastic keyboards while looking at a liquid crystal display screen, sending bits of information over a wireless connection to be read by tens of thousands of other people who are sat behind their LCD screens, on their wireless own networks, who can repsond by typing into their own plastic keyboards. All this at the speed of light, by the way.

I can do no more than quote the late, great, Sir Charles Darwin himself: “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.”

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Male 12,138
And Lionhart, as much as I love you, please take a science class or six and then we`ll have a sensible conversation about the various kinds of radiometric (not restricted to radiocarbon, thank you bob) dating. I know and respect that you`ve been through the University of Life, but that simply don`t cut it when it comes to science. I have a deep, innate distrust of any stance, scientific, political or otherwise, that comes from a starting agenda, and then attempts to fit the facts to the theory. The starting position in your case being "The Bible is True", the world was made in seven days by GOD, in the week starting August 27th, 4044bc.
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Male 12,138
[quote]Shock! The IAB mods/bigot post yet another Christian "dig"... I`m afraid the old "relax, it`s just a joke" defense has been played... bigots.[/quote]

Mannord, I take deep offence at being labelled (along with all other IAB Mods) as a "bigot" in every one of your posts. As Lionhart has already pointed out, the Mod demographic here is heavily skewed toward Christianity, even so far down the spectrum as Lionhart who is a batsh*t-crazy Young-Earth Creationist. In fact, I`m the only outspoken atheist/antitheist among the Mod population, and I don`t approve links.

Posts like this get discussion going, high ratings, high numbers of posts, and get people enthused, one way or the other. And enthusiasm is the antithesis of boredom, which is kinda the point of this site - says so right there in the URL, `tis what we do.

If you don`t like it, how about you cease bleating for a while and f*ck off to another site? It`s not like you`re paying for this sh*t

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Female 3,574
well said ThatWasFunny.
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Male 4
Touche, sir.
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Male 701
"Why are we supposed to play nice when you honestly believe I deserve to burn in hell for not accepting your messiah as my own?"

Why do you even care if you don`t believe in any of that?

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Male 1,497
"The Bible currently in use comes from hundreds of years (New Testament only) of analyzing texts and trying to ascertain which texts seem to be the inspired Word of God and which ones do not fit the criteria."

Wait. Hold the phone here. The Bible is known as the Book of God, but parts of it "don`t fit the criteria? So then its Not the book of God?

Make up your minds, silly Christians.

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Male 736
nice summary, opiebreath. succint.
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Female 15,763
"Hey guys, your religion (or lack thereof) is horribly wrong. You are totally incorrect and will never be as great as me who is correct in his religion (or lack thereof)."

Hey (personal insult), you`re just a (societal scapegoat figure) who needs a bit of (cruel and unusual punishment). Go take your (dogmatic book of choice) and shove it up your (indecent bodily orifice)!

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Male 4
Yeah, because it`s not like Christians have been bashing things for 2000 years or anything...

Why are we supposed to play nice when you honestly believe I deserve to burn in hell for not accepting your messiah as my own?

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Male 736
i think any right-thinking individual would have to agree that the Books cannot be universally and literally accurate. but to suggest that they are devoid of value is equally myopic. thus, the value in them must lie outside the realm of literal fact, and instead be found somewhere in the realm of personal truth.
use them to enhance your spiritual enlightenment, do not allow them to limit it.
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Female 767
It`s the Christianity holocaust.
But this time... we`re killing their arguments. Less bloody, yanno.
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Male 906
hahaha good call Standards
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Male 1,406
Hey guys, your religion (or lack thereof) is horribly wrong. You are totally incorrect and will never be as great as me who is correct in his religion (or lack thereof).
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Male 104
almightybob ftw.

"I don`t see anyone bashing atheist with posts..."

That`s because a debate requires two opposing forces. IME it`s rather hard to criticize first-grade logic.

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Male 1,497
"Have you yourself proved the Big Bang? or evolution? or anything you have read in a text book? You believe those books so why does believing the bible make you dumb?"

I`d rather believe theories that have explanations because they can actually be proven correct or false besides simply "God did it."

"YOU DON`T GOT NO PANCAKE MIX!"

Win.

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Male 564
"Oh, hey. Let`s bash Christianity on the internet. That`s original."

I agree. The Jews and the Muslims have it easy.
/sarcasm

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Female 9,560
Ugg, my brain hurts.
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Male 10,440
I think Lion is just trying to be interesting.

Anyway, don`t mind me, let the fight continue...

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Female 15,763
Yaaaay Bob.

Anyway...

How do we know this whole PICTURE is even real!?
Because it has the I-A-B logo.

8-)

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Male 4,290
Xavroche and robotobunneh - carbon dating is no use for things that are over ~70,000 years old. The half-life of C14 is too small, so it`s almost all decayed away into nitrogen by then.
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Female 265
Lionhart2 you obviously have never heard of carbon dating...
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Female 901
LMFAO!! so freakin true rofl XD
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Male 346
Oh, hey. Let`s bash Christianity on the internet. That`s original.
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Male 819
"Whereas in dating fossils, for example, the reasoning is:

This fossil is 10 million years old.
How do you know its that old?
Because it was found in 10 million year old layer of soil.
How do you know that layer is 10 million years old?
Because it contains 10 million year old fossils.

MUCH more scientific!"

Carbon dating would like a word with you....

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Male 4,290
Actually Lion, it`s more like:

This fossil is 10 million years old.
How do you know it is that old?
Because it was found in a 10 million year old layer of soil.
How do you know that layer is 10 million years old?
Because we use several methods of dating, including calculations using the half-lives of radioisotopes.
How do you know dating with radioisotopes works?
Because it has repeatedly been shown to be accurate in isotopes with observable half-lives, and there is nothing to suggest that isotopes with longer half-lives behave any differently during their exponential decay than those with shorter half-lives.
Oh.

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Male 533
Bible isn`t really the word of God, its the word of man inspired by God.
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Male 4,290
Superandom: Where does it say that? I`m reading the passage again right now. Matthew 5:18 says:

"I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter will pass from the law until everything takes place."

How is that sentence an argument against legalism? It explicitly states nothing shall pass from the law.

The only sentences I`m seeing here are saying "all the old laws still stand". I`m not seeing any that say "don`t worry about all those old laws".

And the reference to the Pharisees makes it pretty clear. The Pharisees were religious leaders who followed all these laws to the letter, and Jesus tells us we have to be as righteous as they were.

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Male 8,302
Whereas in dating fossils, for example, the reasoning is:

This fossil is 10 million years old.
How do you know its that old?
Because it was found in 10 million year old layer of soil.
How do you know that layer is 10 million years old?
Because it contains 10 million year old fossils.

MUCH more scientific!

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Female 931
o_O
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Male 10,440
More like the wheel of stupid. I`ve seen this before.
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Male 182
Instructions to stop the wheel:

The bible is always right, the bible is infallible, and can never be wrong...

Is the world flat or round?

If the Christian answers that the world is round...their Bible is infallible, as all references to the Earth in the bible are flat...

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Male 31
@almightybob1

Actually, Jesus was stating that everyone falls short of the glory of God and the only way to heaven is through Jesus Himself. It`s an argument against legalism, not for it.

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Female 528
My bad AlmightyBob1. I have to go back to Sunday school. I might self flagellate with some pasta as punishment
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Male 34
@ ohthedrama:

but how does one determine what is the word of god and what isnt? do they just pick what they like to hear? I`m sorry, but the fact that it`s old and has been analysed does not make it any more credible. And how exactly do they choose what the criteria for the word of god is? does god channel messages to their brain? lol. I`m sorry, but I have no time for bronze age gods, and I don`t think the rest of the human race should either.

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Male 4,290
mehh: I think you mean "RAmen".
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Female 528
Oh Flying Spaghetti monster, smite these unbelievers with your noodly appendage! Amen.
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Male 4,290
[quote]almightybob1, good job taking things out of context.[/quote]

It`s funny how you guys always fall back on that. Please, enlighten me as to how the context makes these words any different.

For example, the next sentence reads "For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."

Which to me means "unless you obey these laws as well as the Pharisees did, you`re not getting into heaven".

So if anything, the context cements my interpretation. But I love to watch Christians try to make excuses for their religion, so please, go ahead. Who knows, you might even give a decent reason for it.

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Male 3,255
Damn, Lionhart`s response to the whining in this thread was WAY more mature and inspired than mine. I`ll delete my other posts now, lol.
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Female 106
Y`know, the funny thing is, people genuinely use that argument, despite it being circular reasoning, which is one of the most basic fallacies (lol roosterjoke) you can make in an argument.

I remember a priest once spoke in a school assembly and used the fallacious argument of Piscal`s wager to make us believe we were going to hell. None of us had studied philosophy at the time. We all knew we were angry and he was wrong, but we couldn`t figure out why.

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Female 106
Ah good ol` Cartesian circle.
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Male 8,302
> manorrd
> Shock! The IAB mods/bigot post yet another Christian "dig"

I would remind you that at least 7 of the 11 mods are Christians, but you`ve been around IAB long enough to know that by now.

I don`t like Nickelback, or chihuahua`s, or peanut butter, but that doesn`t mean if someone submits a post about them I`ll reject it. You seem to be implying that we should use our Christianity to censor IAB so that only what suits our own personal tastes and beliefs makes it to the site. The day that becomes SOP on IAB, I`ll be outta here.

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Male 29
almightybob1, good job taking things out of context.
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Male 716
I personally only care about an afterlife.

As long as I have that... I am good.

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Male 3,255
@ohthedrama

"analyzing texts and trying to ascertain which texts seem to be the inspired Word of God and which ones do not fit the criteria"

Rofl, pretty cute little way to spin "cutting out all the horrific, barbaric, and evil acts that are mentioned approvingly before the ever-increasing education of the masses causes them to see the bullpoo."

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Male 162
maguiremart: The Bible currently in use comes from hundreds of years (New Testament only) of analyzing texts and trying to ascertain which texts seem to be the inspired Word of God and which ones do not fit the criteria. We are not talking looney people here, we are talking scholars, teachers, professors, educated people. It is not a randomly created book. You could call it a theological textbook. Your comments are basically unfounded and ignorant and rather embarrassing in light of that.
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Male 4,290
"almightybob1, first learn to spell my name before you think your opinion matters. Second, we don`t live under Mosaic law anymore, so that verse doesn`t concern current people."

My deepest apologies, of course I meant to write "twicks".

And you should be living under Mosaic law actually, according to Jesus himself.

Matthew 5:17-19 clearly states that "not the smallest letter will pass from the law", and that anyone "who breaks one of the least of these commands [..."> will be called least in the kingdom of heaven".

So actually Jesus says you should still be obeying all the OT laws.

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Female 1,004
"that`s because we don`t live in an Arab country"
....so they DON`T come in and kill our family? Who`da thunk?
We don`t have them, so we just settle for others.
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Male 2,372
Shock! The IAB mods/bigot post yet another Christian "dig"

I`m afraid the old "relax, it`s just a joke" defense has been played.

...bigots.

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Male 34
@ danthew:

the reason we believe our text books is because most of them have had extensive research behind them, and are actually believable whereas the bible is taught through indoctrination of children, because thats practically the only way of convincing someone of the loony bullpoop in that book. Has extensive research been carried out to support the bible? Is there much evidence that makes the bible more credible than scientific text books? doubt it. We believe in the books we learn from because they are more credible than any other sources thus far-your logic is flawed. Just because it is written in a book doesnt mean it has the same credibility as the bible. The reason the bible is inferior is because its lack of evidence. We may not have "proved" the big bang theory, and evolution has pretty much been proven but people are just too ignorant to accept it, but the bible has jack drat and thats why it is more stupid to believe in the bible.

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Male 29
MarthFador, that`s because we don`t live in an Arab country.

almightybob1, first learn to spell my name before you think your opinion matters. Second, we don`t live under Mosaic law anymore, so that verse doesn`t concern current people.

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Male 4,290
twcks: That`s exactly what the Bible says you should be doing.

Deuteronomy 17:2-5 says you should kill anyone who doesn`t believe in God.
Don`t imagine that your religion is way more tolerant and lovey-dovey than that brutal Islam stuff. It`s not.

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Female 1,004
"Maybe if we came to your house and beat the poo out of you and killed your family like the Muslims do"
LOLWUT? I`ve never had an angry muslim run into my home and kill my family, I don`t know about YOU....
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Female 2,672
stfu imnaked
this is funny, its a joke people, chillax
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Male 4,290
[quote]I don`t see anyone bashing atheist with posts...It`s just rude and lame...that`s all. [/quote]

There`s nothing to bash, that`s why.

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Male 29
It`s sad that most Christians are so passive about agression towards us. Maybe if we came to your house and beat the poo out of you and killed your family like the Muslims do, America would get wise and stop treating us like crap
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Female 308
A few weeks ago I’d have been pissed that people are making such lame generalizations about a huge group of people because they are “Christian.” But now I just kinda sit back and laugh. I know I am not better than anyone here, but seriously, what is it like to have so much hate for someone because of something as trivial as religious affiliation? People are not thier religion, but religion is a small fraction of a person. Many Christians are horrible people and many atheists (or what have you) are awesome people. I don’t go around saying, “You’re going to Hell because you aren’t Christian” nor do I even believe that. I don’t understand why so many of you hate all Christians because of something a God you don’t even believe exists decided. I just want to say that I personally accept everyone as they are, I guess I am weird. Oh well, hate me if you must, I stop caring as of....now.
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Male 3,425
The reason we always bash Christians is because

a. Atheists are no fun to bash as what they believe in generally makes sense and

b. If you bash any other religion, you`re racist.

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Male 463
i imagined a conversion scene in my head from muslim to christianity, it seemed a lot like "Who`s on First..."
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Female 2,289
when will this madness stop?
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Male 302
This post isn`t anti-religion. The creator of the image may have intended it to be, but this post is merely to get 10 pages of comments, 30k hits, and pay for a new IAB HUMMER (black with IAB logo of course). The next so called anti-religious post will be to pay for the gas.

Tis genius really.

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Male 109
im not atheist im not christian jewish or really anything.. but the reason people bash christianity is for the simple reason their annoying and if anyone was to claim things in the bible today they would be in a mental hospital.. how many people kill cause "god" told them to?? you dont believe them... why beileve a book when theres no proof...
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Male 3
Oppressed? Just offended...and why? What did we do? People are just narrow minded.
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Male 1,164
I think the most amusing thing is, most Christians don`t mind being "oppressed", because they still pretty much own North America.
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Male 1,361
I thought the answers to why do you believe in x,y and z was supposed to be faith?
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Male 2,552
>Davymid
Good point. It has struck me before, which is why I am not whining, but you way of pointing it out made me laugh more than the actual post.
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Female 1,004
I love it when something like this gets posted. I just keep this tab open and refresh here and there to see whatever religious debate there may be. Atheists bashing the religious, the religious attempting to defend themselves, the random whiner whining about why the religious people are always being picked on, the people that bash the whiner as well...
It`s all just so amusing!
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Male 12,138
[quote]Why we always gotta bash God? LAME!... I don`t see anyone bashing atheist with posts...It`s just rude and lame...that`s all.[/quote]

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Male 3
I don`t see anyone bashing atheist with posts...It`s just rude and lame...that`s all.
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Male 9,305
Anyone who promises you the secrets of the universe, and claims to be the "true path" has none of either.
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Male 3
Why we always gotta bash God? LAME!
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Male 1
"we`ll just find out when we`re all dead. good plan?"

No fair...if you`re right you get to mock me in Heaven, but if I`m right we just rot in the ground :(.

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Male 345
"Join us to learn what God has in store for you!"

One month later...

"Oh silly, you can never truly know the will of God!"

And they keep a-takin` yer money....

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Male 2,148
This would be funny if I hadn`t thought of it and actually drawn a wheel very similar to this in 7th grade.
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Male 9,305
The major breaker is this:

"YOU DON`T GOT NO PANCAKE MIX!"

:)

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Male 1,002
You`d think the church would want to try to avoid the the popular notion that they are only capable of thinking in closed loops..
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Male 127
ATHEIST POST! for a group of people who believe they aren`t a religion, they sure love to take time out of their day to talk about it.
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Male 4,807
I`m confused ... Which "GOD" and Which "Bible".
I need some specifics.
Why doesn`t this chart tell us? are they hiding something?
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Female 1,593
...I see. :|
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Male 18
Danthew your argument is full of prejudice

"this has to be the dumbest argument I`ve ever seen, "believe me because this book says so" "

no where does it say anything about the big bang, evolution or any sort of belief in anything written down anywhere it is an original statement.


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Male 2,121
"this has to be the dumbest argument I`ve ever seen, "believe me because this book says so" "

Have you yourself proved the Big Bang? or evolution? or anything you have read in a text book? You believe those books so why does believing the bible make you dumb?

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Male 1,929
People get so pissed off at Religists because an annoying idiotic proportion of them try to apply their person beliefs to everyone else, and when we reply with reasoned arguement, they cry oppression or some other nonsense.

Seriously, believe whatever the hell you want. I`m sure noone on here as anything against that. But we will use the internet to repeatly mock, beat and generally make fun of religion until they all realise that we don`t give a flip, and that they should STFU.

And that is why we`re all here day-to-day Christ-bashing. That, and because we want to know what America would be like without the crazy people.

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Male 174
Frig, IAB. Enough with the anti-Christian posts. We`re not all blind and retarded.
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Male 541
well, pheeshy5, if we could prove it with facts then it wouldn`t be called faith now would it?
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Female 1,677
Oh and haha to the post.
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Female 1,677
boredfjord: OMG that`s like the only time I`ve seen someone use `begging the question` properly. Kudos to you.

I want to slap people who say that, because it`s NEVER in the right context.

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Male 1,381
why are people so against christians? if they`re wrong, then who cares?

i guess the `going/not going to hell` bit makes one want to prove his claim rather fervently...

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Male 1,312
this has to be the dumbest argument I`ve ever seen, "believe me because this book says so"
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Male 928
The problem with demonstrating that an argument is logically fallacious is that the sort of people who make the argument illustrated in this post don`t appreciate the value of logic. I could say to a Christian "your argument clearly begs the question!" In my mind, I have won the debate, but for someone who doesn`t care whether or not a proposition is logically fallacious or who doesn`t even know what a logical fallacy IS then the fact that their reasoning is circular is not an obstacle. If I say that their argument is a textbook example of a petitio principii fallacy, I will simply be dismissed as a snobbish elitist. How can one convince a person that an argument containing a logical fallacy is a bad one?
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Male 592
and if you give any thing supporting the fact that the bible is wrong they will come up with some bullpoo about how the bible is right because its gods word and god created every thing and your like ok dinosaurs >.> god created them. god created the earth in 7 days but its proven the dinosaurs lived for millenia. yes because god created them... :s
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Male 1,357
yeah but the bible isnt infalliable. it was written by human`s under the influence of the holy spirit..... apparently..... and so there is room for biasedness and inperfections. yes, we studied this in philosophy class
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Male 35
Quth, " so while i believe things in the bible, its not because of infallibility, but because of faith"
So, from what you just said, you have Faith that what you are reading is OK even if you know some parts are wrong?

You might aswell be walking blindfolded into a minefield.


Not exactly. i`m just saying I personally believe its all true. and while there may be some translation errors, nothing TOO major is screwed up. the best part is, that nobody can prove each other wrong.
i`m not wrong because you don`t believe in god, but you`re not wrong because i do. we`ll just find out when we`re all dead. good plan?

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Female 1,120
no kidding, pisses me off. There`s no real explanation because they can`t prove anything.
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Male 2,576
Quth, " so while i believe things in the bible, its not because of infallibility, but because of faith"

So, from what you just said, you have Faith that what you are reading is OK even if you know some parts are wrong?

You might aswell be walking blindfolded into a minefield.

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Male 2,576
Triumph, let me introduce to you the concept of "Sarcasm"

Even better, Simple English

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm

The pic was most likely made by someone who has been shunned or insulted by a Christian once too many times.

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Male 35
funny, but not quite sound. i`m a christian, but i don`t believe the bible to be infallible. it was RE-translated 2-3 times and changed a bit over time. so while i believe things in the bible, its not because of infallibility, but because of faith. if you could prove the bible, then it would stop being religion, and would become philosophy.
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Male 422
What a stupid arguement :/
This is the kind of thing they make because they know they`re wrong :P
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Male 2,576
The link in the pic is GREAT.

Everything wrong with the bible, the book christians beleive in, they go to church to to be indoctrinated with, is pointed out such as:

Jesus says that entire cities will be violently destroyed and the inhabitants "thrust down to hell" for not "receiving" his disciples. 10:10-15


http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/

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Male 4,680
And all religious arguments were suddenly destroyed.

*Flame war explodes*

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Male 271
I donate to the church by tossing my money in the air anything god catches he keeps.
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Male 534
Lol I actually have this saved on my computer for reference.
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Male 13,630
Looks like another Religion - non religion - general Troll war ensuing shortly
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Male 670
check and mate
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Male 224
Too... much... logic...

Makes... perfect... sense...

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Male 322
3, 2, 1...
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Male 3,425
Lmao, very true.
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Female 299
ahh christians. when will you learn.
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Male 61
hahaha
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Male 1,220
Now my head hurts.
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Male 73
And yet another post that will probably start a religious flame war.
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Male 144
HAH silly bible believers
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Male 1,078
interesting...
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Female 1,780
Link: Win Any Argument With God`s Wheel of Power [Pic] [Rate Link] - Ahhhh, so that`s how the Christians do it.
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